Medindia

X

Egypt reports fresh bird flu infection

by VR Sreeraman on  November 12, 2006 at 5:02 PM Bird Flu News   - G J E 4
Egypt reports fresh bird flu infection
A new infection of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus among domestic fowls has been discovered in Egypt, the official news agency MENA reported Saturday.
Advertisement

The Health Ministry said that new infection was discovered in Luxor, some 680 km south of Cairo. Tests on domestic birds at the city's Najaa al-Abayda Lab turned up positive for the H5N1 virus, said the ministry's spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin.

Advertisement
The area has been quarantined and the birds were being culled, he said.

On Oct 30, an Egyptian woman died of bird flu virus and became the country's seventh fatal human case of the disease.

Egypt reported the first human bird flu case March 18. Since then, it has detected 14 human cases with the last case reported on May 18. Of the 14, six died while the rest recovered.

Source: IANS
SRM
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All

More News on: